He was a two-time graduate of Ohio University, earning both his Bachelors Degrees in Communications and his Masters Degree in Business Administration. He served the United States Marine Corps faithfully from 1971 until he was honorably discharged in 1973. He was an avid outdoorsman and wildlife conservationist who taught hunter safety programs for the State of Ohio for more than 15 years.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Barbra Diller of West Portsmouth, Ohio; son, Patrick Diller of Athens, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Christopher Dice of Xenia, Ohio; son, Kyle Diller of Athens, Ohio; and grandson, Elijah Dice of Xenia, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Wanda Diller of West Portsmouth, Ohio; and his wife of 20 years, Karen Lewis Diller of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth, Ohio. Interment will be in Scioto Burial Park, with graveside military rites by James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. Friends and family may call at the funeral home one hour before service on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers the family graciously asks that monetary donations be made at the funeral home that will go to support our troops serving overseas.
Condolences may be made at www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com.